Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2019 1/9/2019 4:33 PM

The Juiceman is gonna be at every race this season

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Added reply in a thread Riderless Bikes - The Future?? 1/9/2019 3:36 PM

I wouldn’t mind if my bike could, for example - calculate the probability of success or failure when i’m at the top of some new bike park’s freeride trail,etc. Like if you hiked to the top of Brendawg’s or Zink’s line at Rampage..... and the bike calculates: ... more »

Added reply in a thread Danny Mac Races a Horse and It's Kinda Lame (Not the Horse) 1/8/2019 1:14 AM

That felt a whole lot like a Chevy Silverado commercial........at 55 second mark I thought a Chevy truck was gonna put up next to them.

Added a comment about product review First Ride: Troy Lee Designs Resist Short 1/4/2019 12:13 AM

For $130.00 you think it would be made in Italy - not Vietnam

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Liked a comment on the item The Best Vital MTB Member Bike Checks - Shreddy Awards 12/29/2018 5:29 PM

LOVE this time of year that I remember I have a whole week of Shreddy Awards. HATE that my bike didn't even get a mention... Oh yeah, I haven't posted any of them. Do you guys still accept bike checks with 26 inch wheels?

Liked a comment on the item The Best Vital MTB Member Bike Checks - Shreddy Awards 12/29/2018 5:28 PM

WHaTTT!? Honored Vital!!

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/25/2018 1:05 AM

Bikes that weight 25% less + and cost 25% less $$$

Added reply in a thread Grips Question 12/20/2018 12:52 PM

Used to run ODI longneck lock on- but the grip rubber would always start peeling and moving around on the grip core. Other lock ons grips I tried were hard as a rock garbage So I switched to ODI longneck push ons or sometimes Sensus push on. I also noticed ... more »

Added a comment about video DH Bike Street Hucks and Rail Grinds | Dylan Stark MTB Part 2018 12/10/2018 8:25 PM

Around here, when a BMXer starts riding MTB , the BMXers say: “he turned to the Darkside”

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Liked a comment on the item Interbike Will Not Take Place in 2019 12/6/2018 9:20 PM

GM, Emerald, Stock Market....is the beginning of the end of Trump's 'winning' strategy?

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/28/2018 8:04 PM

I know someone out there know is having a good laugh about all this

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 1:53 AM

I bet Richie Rude was juiced to the gills......

Added a comment about video TEAM BRENDOG REDBULL RAMPAGE LINE BEHIND THE SCENES (2018) 11/3/2018 1:28 AM

I heard a pretty credible rumor last year that Bizet got low balled because he built a huge drop he did not ride. And that was considered a building “faux pas” by some judges- so he was docked 10 points before he ever took his run. I wonder if somehow the same thing happened to B-Dawg - where there was some perceived “faux pas” he or his crew did?
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And on a similar conspiracy theory note: What do you think would have happened if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson actually started giving Shout Outs to Brendog on Instagram (like Brendawg was trying to do)? And maybe The Rock makes an Instagram video post saying: “I’ll be watching your run homie!!”.......Does anyone really think this would not have gotten him 10 or 15 bonus points, on the same run, just for getting a shout out from the highest paid celebrity in Hollywood?

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/30/2018 12:28 AM

This sounds like a good idea, on the surface.........until you realize: **How are the 5 judges supposed to figure out where a mid pack rider’s placement goes? For example, if 10 riders have done runs - and Remy M comes down and does an OK run without crashing....... all they know is - He’s not 1st place - and he ain’t last place.......So is he 5th place? 8th place? And you would have to have all 5 judges agree what his placement is......or you are right back where you began- a scoring system. The only way this would work is if the riders somehow inexplicably agreed rankings, other than 1st place, didn’t matter anymore.

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Liked a comment on the item How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 11:52 PM

I just think there will always be some issues with the event. With so many variables its never going to be perfect and some problems just can't be solved. Like even your baseline score idea sounds good on the surface but how would it work in real life? It takes days of digging before you can even...more

Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 12:57 PM

In one sense-you’re right.
But really- who are the 99% of people with these strong opinions saying someone “got robbed” ?- or the format should change ? To me, anyone who takes the time to watch Rampage “Live” , on a Friday afternoon even, is creditable enough to have some small input on the scores, especially if the totality of ALL the online viewers scorings would only be 33% of the rider’s overall score (i.e. given my theoretical scenario). The truly clueless typical mtber wouldn’t take the time to watch it online Live, and probably have no concern about it at all. Frankly, I would be fine if just all 40 diggers were the judges, but I imagine it makes the online viewers feel more invested and involved, like they really have a small part in the judging. And, Yes, I have been to the Rampage site before, during the off season, and rode some of the small jumps, but overall it was very humbling experience to see the site -in person.

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 11:11 AM

The problem I see with above proposal is: Brendawg, (or whoever) is still gonna feel like someone #GotRobbed - because scores will still come from a single panel of judges......And keep in mind -you’re never gonna keep everybody happy either because:
1. the Freerider “purists” are gonna want to see who can straight air the most 60-90 ft drops.
2. The DH WC race fans wanna see who can fly down the mountain in 30 seconds or less
3. Slopestyle fans are gonna want to see who can Bike Flip 360 off the Oakley Icon Sender.
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Really- they should just keep everything the same and broaden the judging pool. For example: have all the diggers be a panel of judges, and have all the online viewers be a panel of judges as well. (They already are polling viewers anyway). Then average the traditional judges scores with the diggers scores and online viewers scores for an average of all three. Who is really gonna be able to say someone got robbed with a format like that? Then everybody can still ride and build their own way. Plus I think the online viewership would go from 20k to 40k

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Added reply in a thread Rampage 2018 10/27/2018 1:08 PM

The solution could be just as simple as giving the judges the flexibility to adjust scores accordingly after seeing all the runs. Or also having an independent “watch dog” panel of 5 people who behind the scenes-throw a “red flag” if they feel someone’s

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